Ulcefix tablets


  • Active Ingredient: Sucralfate
  • 1000 mg
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What is Ulcefix?

The active ingredient of Ulcefix brand is sucralfate. Sucralfate is an anti-ulcer medication.

Used for

Ulcefix is used to treat diseases such as: Duodenal Ulcer, Duodenal Ulcer Prophylaxis, GERD, Hyperphosphatemia of Renal Failure, Stomach Ulcer, Stomatitis, Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis.

Side Effect

Possible side effects of Ulcefix include: diarrhea; Constipation; nausea; Backache; dizziness or lightheadedness; dryness of mouth.

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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Ulcefix (Carafate)?

You should not use Ulcefix if you are allergic to it.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Ulcefix is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.


Due to limited experience in humans with overdosage of Ulcefix, no specific treatment recommendations can be given. Acute oral studies in animals, however, using doses up to 12 g/kg body weight, could not find a lethal dose. Ulcefix is only minimally absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Risks associated with acute overdosage should, therefore, be minimal. In rare reports describing Ulcefix overdose, most patients remained asymptomatic. Those few reports where adverse events were described included symptoms of dyspepsia, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

What other drugs will affect Ulcefix (Carafate)?

Other drugs may affect Ulcefix, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Rated Ulcefix for Duodenal Ulcer Report

My only complaint is that it is so hard to swallow!! Even breaking it in half does not help it go down!

How should I take Ulcefix (Carafate)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Take Ulcefix on an empty stomach.

Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).

The liquid from of this medicine should never be injected through a needle into the body, or death may occur. Ulcefix oral suspension is to be taken only by mouth.

If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar regularly. Your doctor may adjust your dose based on your blood sugar levels.

It may take 2 to 8 weeks before you receive the full benefit of taking Ulcefix. Ulcefix should not be taken for longer than 8 weeks at a time.

Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze.

What Is Ulcefix and How Does It Work?

Ulcefix is indicated for short-term treatment (up to 8 weeks) of active duodenal ulcer. While healing with Ulcefix may occur during the first week or two, treatment should be continued for 4 to 8 weeks unless healing has been demonstrated by X-ray or endoscopic examination.

Ulcefix is also indicated for maintenance therapy for duodenal ulcer patients at reduced dosage after healing of acute ulcers.

Ulcefix is available under the following different brand names: Carafate.

Dosages of Ulcefix:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • Adult: 1 g orally every 6 hours initially; maintenance: 1 g orally every 12 hours
  • Take on empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals
  • Pediatric (Off-label): 40-80 mg/kg/day orally divided every 6 hours

  • Prophylaxis
  • 1 g orally every 6 hours for 4-8 weeks
  • Take on empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals

Stomatitis, Pediatric (Off-label)

  • 500-1000 mg orally every 6 hours; 1g/10mL suspension every 6 hours; swish and spit or swish and swallow the suspension

  • 40-80 mg/kg/day orally divided every 6 hours or 0.5-1 g orally every 6 hours

  • Renal failure: Use with caution; aluminumsalt may accumulate

Ulcefix side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Clinical Trials

In a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of CARAFATE Oral Suspension, a dosage regimen of 1 gram (10 mL) four times daily was demonstrated to be superior to placebo in ulcer healing.

Results From Clinical Trials Healing Rates for Acute Duodenal Ulcer

Equivalence of Ulcefix oral suspension to Ulcefix tablets has not been demonstrated.

Which drugs or supplements interact with Carafate (Ulcefix)?

When administered with other drugs Ulcefix may bind to the drugs in the stomach and reduce absorption of the drugs. Ulcefix reduces the absorption of:

All of these medications should be taken at least two hours prior to Ulcefix.

It is possible, if not likely, that many other drugs will interact similarly with Ulcefix. Therefore, it probably is prudent to take all medications at least 2 hours prior to Ulcefix.

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